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Brad Hand

28-Year-Old Pitcher – San Diego Padres

2018 Stats

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1-2

ERA

1.46

WHIP

1.05

K

19

SV

6

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Hand grabbed control of the Padres’ closer role in July, culminating his journey from failed starter in the Marlins' organization to certified relief ace. He's enjoyed a velocity bump while working in...

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2018 ADP:  104.23

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 228   DOB: 3/20/1990   BORN: Minneapolis, MN   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brad Hand Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $19.75 million contract extension with the Padres in January of 2018. Contract includes a club option for 2021.

April 26, 2018  –  Brad Hand News

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Manager Andy Green said he would consider using Hand in critical situations of games even if it wasn't a traditional save situation, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

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Brad Hand Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 18 A JAM 2 2 0 9.0 9 5 0 9 7 0 2 0 5.00 1.78
2008 18 A GCL 9 7 0 32.2 25 9 0 34 11 2 0 0 2.48 1.12
2009 19 A GRE 26 26 0 127.7 130 69 12 122 66 7 13 0 4.88 1.54
2010 20 A+ JUP 1 26 2 140.2 153 52 10 134 49 8 8 0 0 0 3.33 1.44
2010 20 AA JAC 1 1 0 6.0 3 2 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
2011 21 A+ JUP 1 1 0 5.0 5 4 1 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 7.20 2.00
2011 21 AA JAC 1 18 0 108.2 90 41 11 71 50 11 4 0 0 0 3.40 1.29
2011 21 MAJ MIA 12 12 0 60.0 53 28 10 38 35 1 8 0 0 0 4.20 1.47
2012 22 AAA NEW 27 27 0 148.1 129 66 15 141 75 11 7 0 0 0 4.00 1.38
2012 22 MAJ MIA 1 1 0 3.7 6 7 1 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 17.18 3.27
2013 23 R GUL 2 2 0 8.0 5 1 0 11 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.13 0.88
2013 23 AAA NEW 2 15 0 81.2 69 31 7 81 45 3 5 0 0 0 3.42 1.40
2013 23 MAJ MIA 7 2 0 20.7 13 7 2 15 8 1 1 0 0 0 3.05 1.02
2014 24 A+ JUP 2 2 0 12.0 4 1 0 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.75 0.50
2014 24 AAA NEW 4 4 0 22.0 18 8 3 22 9 2 0 0 0 0 3.27 1.23
2014 24 MAJ MIA 32 16 0 111.0 112 54 10 67 39 3 8 1 0 0 4.38 1.36
2015 25 MAJ MIA 38 12 0 93.3 107 55 9 67 32 4 7 0 0 2 5.30 1.49
2016 26 MAJ SD 82 0 0 89.3 63 29 8 111 36 4 4 1 6 21 2.92 1.11
2017 27 MAJ SD 72 0 0 79.3 54 19 9 104 20 3 4 21 5 16 2.16 0.93
2018 28 MAJ SD 12 0 0 12.3 8 2 1 19 5 1 2 6 1 0 1.46 1.05
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3-Year Averages     64 4 0 87.3 74 34 8 94 29 3 5 7 3 13 3.50 1.18
Career  (View All)     256 43 0 469.7 416 201 50 424 181 17 35 29 3.85 1.27

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Brad Hand Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 25 @Col 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.46 1.05
Apr. 20 @Ari 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.59 1.06
Apr. 17 LAD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.80 1.10
Apr. 14 SF 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.00 1.11
Apr. 13 SF 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.35 1.30
Apr. 10 @Col 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.57 1.43
Apr. 9 @Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.00 1.50
Apr. 6 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.60 1.80
Apr. 5 Col 0.7 1 3 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.50 2.00
Apr. 3 Col 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.40 1.20
Mar. 30 Mil 1.0 4 5 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 6.00 1.33
Mar. 29 Mil 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
5.3 2 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 1-0 2 0 0 0.00 0.56
Last 30 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
12.3 8 8 2 1 5 19 1 0 0 1-2 6 1 0 1.46 1.05
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
12.3 8 8 2 1 5 19 1 0 0 1-2 6 1 0 1.46 1.05

Brad Hand Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018201020000.000
20179134912304.150
2016136461515411.125

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201830938101.308
2017220701142415.208
2016228652148807.236

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20187.00239312.571.29
201738.3221252462.580.89
201648.7311562053.331.21

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20185.310310200.000.75
201741.0129521631.760.98
201640.7130551632.430.98
Brad Hand vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jacob deGrom NY-N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Brad Hand Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 18 A JAM 2 2 9.0 9.00 7.00 1.29 0.00 68.8% 5.00 3.53 .355
2008 18 A GCL 9 7 32.2 9.50 3.07 3.09 0.00 75% 2.48 2.11 .306
2009 19 A GRE 26 26 127.7 8.60 4.65 1.85 0.85 69% 4.88 4.06 .331
2010 20 A+ JUP 1 26 140.2 8.60 3.15 2.73 0.64 78.1% 3.33 3.37 .354
2010 20 AA JAC 1 1 6.0 6.00 4.50 1.33 0.00 66.7% 3.00 3.37 .188
2011 21 A+ JUP 1 1 5.0 7.20 9.00 0.80 1.80 66.7% 7.20 7.20 .284
2011 21 AA JAC 1 18 108.2 5.91 4.16 1.42 0.91 76.7% 3.40 4.62 .252
2011 21 MAJ MIA 12 12 60.0 5.70 5.25 1.09 1.50 0.54 76.9% 89.5 MPH 4.20 5.90 .247
2012 22 AAA NEW 27 27 148.1 8.57 4.56 1.88 0.91 73% 4.00 4.13 .292
2012 22 MAJ MIA 1 1 3.7 7.36 14.73 0.50 2.45 1.17 45.5% 90.1 MPH 17.18 10.02 .405
2013 23 R GUL 2 2 8.0 12.38 2.25 5.50 0.00 85.7% 1.13 1.20 .302
2013 23 AAA NEW 2 15 81.2 8.98 4.99 1.80 0.78 77.6% 3.42 4.06 .295
2013 23 MAJ MIA 7 2 20.7 6.53 3.48 1.88 0.87 1.19 73.7% 93.0 MPH 3.05 4.17 .203
2014 24 A+ JUP 2 2 12.0 10.50 1.50 7.00 0.00 83.3% 0.75 1.37 .168
2014 24 AAA NEW 4 4 22.0 9.00 3.68 2.44 1.23 79.2% 3.27 4.20 .273
2014 24 MAJ MIA 32 16 111.0 5.43 3.16 1.72 0.81 2.00 68.8% 92.4 MPH 4.38 4.27 .293
2015 25 MAJ MIA 38 12 93.3 6.46 3.09 2.09 0.87 1.83 64.6% 92.1 MPH 5.30 4.14 .333
2016 26 MAJ SD 82 0 89.3 11.18 3.63 3.08 0.81 1.52 76.9% 92.8 MPH 2.92 3.12 .281
2017 27 MAJ SD 72 0 79.3 11.80 2.27 5.20 1.02 1.46 84.6% 93.5 MPH 2.16 3.07 .273
2018 28 MAJ SD 12 0 12.3 13.86 3.65 3.80 0.73 3.00 91.7% 92.7 MPH 1.46 2.63 .307
Today's Projections     0 0 .5 10.16 2.82 3.61 0.83 78% 2.80 -0.12 .287
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.7 9.99 3.00 3.33 0.79 77.8% 2.83 3.13 .286
Rest Of Season     0 0 72.8 10.60 3.03 3.50 0.73 75.9% 2.97 2.91 .297
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3-Year Averages     64 4 87.3 9.69 2.99 3.24 0.82 72.6% 3.50 3.23 .302
Career     256 43 469.7 8.12 3.47 2.34 0.96 72.4% 3.85 3.97 .289

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Brad Hand Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 93.3 2 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 89.3 -1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0
2017 79.3 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 12.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Brad Hand    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

Explain This

3.80 K/BB
GOOD
13.86 K/9
ELITE
3.65 BB/9
WEAK
92.7 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
3.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.46 ERA
ELITE
1.05 WHIP
GOOD
2.63 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.307 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
91.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Brad Hand: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hand (1-2) got the win against the Diamondbacks on Friday, allowing one walk, no hits and bagging four strikeouts over 1.1 innings in San Diego's 4-1 victory.

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Hand pitched 1.1 innings and struck out each batter he faced to earn his sixth save of the season Saturday against the Giants.

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Hand recorded the final two outs in Friday's 5-1 win over the Giants to pick up his fifth save of the season.

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Hand got his second save in as many days against the Rockies on Tuesday, throwing a scoreless ninth inning and giving up one hit without a walk or strikeout to close out San Diego's 5-2 victory.

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Hand struck out the side in a perfect inning of work to earn his third save of the season Monday against the Rockies.

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Hand got the save against the Astros on Friday, striking out two and walking one in a scoreless ninth inning to preserve San Diego's 4-1 victory.

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Hand surrendered three runs (none earned) on a hit and three walks while recording both his outs via strikeout in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Rockies.

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Hand recorded a one-out save in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Rockies, striking out the lone batter he faced.

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Hand gave up five runs (two earned) on four hits while striking out one over an inning in an 8-6 loss to the Brewers on Friday.

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Hand gave up a home run while striking out a pair in his spring training debut Monday against the Diamondbacks.

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Hand agreed to a three-year extension with the Padres on Saturday which includes a club option for the 2021 season, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Claimed off waivers from the Marlins in early April, Hand racked up a career-high 111 strikeouts over 82 relief appearances despite previous forays in Miami as a member of the starting rotation. It was somewhat surprising the Marlins decided he didn't fit in their own stable of relievers, especially since he had demonstrated excellent splits against lefties in 2015 while spitting time between the rotation and bullpen. Nevertheless, Hand emerged as one of the top relievers in the San Diego bullpen, fanning 30.5 percent of the batters he faced and holding the opposition to a .193 batting average. In terms of his arsenal, Hand moved further away from his curveball and changeup, and instead leaned on a fastball-slider combo, throwing the latter offering 30.3 percent of the time. The slider was particularly effective for Hand, and it's fair to suggest that he's become one of the top left-handed relievers in the game over the course of the past year.

2016

Hand shuffled between the rotation and the bullpen all season for Miami in 2015. His inconsistency prevented him from seizing the opportunities to stick as a starter. The Marlins seem to believe in Hand despite his 9-25 overall record with the team since 2011, as he's been with the organization since they drafted him in 2008. If nothing else, he should be a useful left-handed option in relief, as his splits in that role (19.2-percent K rate, 6.6-percent walk rate, 2.80 FIP) are encouraging enough to continue earning him big league paychecks. As a LOOGY, Hand may be even better, as he's held left-handed hitters to a .227/.285/.329 line over his career with the Marlins.

2015

Hand was impressive during spring training in 2014 and parlayed that performance into a long look as a starter during the season. Ultimately, however, Hand proved to be far too inconsistent to take the ball every fifth day for the Marlins and is likely headed towards a more permanent role in the Miami bullpen. While shuffling between roles --  16 starts and 16 relief appearances -- he posted a decent 4.38 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 111 innings pitched. Hand offers little in terms of strikeout upside and though he was more successful last season as a start than as a reliever, his ability to bear down on left-handed batters (3.21 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and .224 BAA) could find him deployed more frequently as a situational lefty during the coming season.

2014

Hand earned a September call-up, after sporting a 3.21 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over 17 minor league starts. He saved his best work for last, spinning 6.1 innings of two-run ball for the Marlins in his final outing of the season. Without a dominating arsenal of pitches, Hand simply must improve his control (47 walks in 89.2 minor league innings) to have success at the major league level. Though the Marlins will likely keep Hand stretched out as a starter to begin the year in 2014, his best path to time in Miami this season will likely be in the bullpen.

2013

Hand spent the majority of his season at the Triple-A level, making just one start in the big leagues. Though he typically works in the low-90s with his fastball, Hand possesses solid strikeout ability (8.5 K/9 over 148.1 minor league innings). Still, the 23-year-old has failed to harness his control, posting a brutal 4.6 BB/9 in the minors in 2012 after he had similar control issues during a 12-start stint with the big club in 2011. Hand appears to have some work to do refining his control before Miami will give the former second-round pick another crack at the rotation.

2012

Injuries to the big-league rotation, and a woeful lack of pitching depth in the Marlins system, forced the club to bring Hand up ahead of schedule and he posted predictably shaky numbers. His Double-A numbers don't really look like those of a top prospect either, as his strikeout rate took a steep drop, while his walk and home-run rates both rose. While he might enter spring training with a theoretical shot at a 25-man roster spot, expect Miami to keep him in the minors all of 2012.

2011

Hand improved his control while maintaining his K/9IP rate as a 20-year-old at High-A, and as a result put himself firmly in the Marlins' future plans. He projects to have three solid pitches although none of them are exceptional, which makes him a mid-rotation starter at best in the majors, but given the way the organization's starting pitching depth has been gutted the last couple of seasons they'll take what they can get. Assuming he doesn't stumble against Double-A competition this year, Hand could get his first taste of the big leagues in 2012.